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Chiefs claim Terrell Suggs off waivers

Former Ravens and Cardinals LB Terrell Suggs has been claimed. The Kansas City Chiefs claimed Suggs on waivers, after he was released on December 13 by the Arizona Cardinals.

Suggs, a 16-year veteran, signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals in March of 2019. He lived in Scottsdale for his entire high school career, and went to college at Arizona State.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Chiefs’ claim on Monday afternoon.

Terrell Suggs has been vocal about wanting to return to the Baltimore Ravens since the Cardinals cut him. He has even gone as far as to say he will not return to the NFL if anyone but the Ravens claim him.

The Ravens were the very last team on the waiver wire. Being that they have the league’s best record, it was always unlikely a veteran like him would fall that far.

The Chiefs lost defensive end Alex Okafor for the season to a torn pectoral muscle. An MRI confirmed the injury on Monday. Kansas City hopes to replace his production with Suggs’, if he agrees to be signed by the Chiefs. He is owed $350,000 for the last two games of the season.

Suggs is a seven-time Pro Bowler and a one time Super Bowl champion. He has also won Defensive Player of the Year, and was Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2003. In 2019, he has collected 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

The Kansas City Chiefs will try to improve their playoff seeding on Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.

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